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Gorgeous 2-bed penthouse apartment with sea views, FREE Wi-Fi and English TV

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Great location in secure gated community, 3 pools; 10mins from Murcia airport

Our two-bedroom, one-bathroom air-conditioned penthouse apartment with free Wi-Fi is right at the front of the Puerto Marina gated community. It is south-east facing and has sea views from the Juliet balconies in both bedrooms, and from the large, south-facing terrace, which keeps the sun on it all day. It also has panoramic views from our private rooftop solarium, which is beautifully furnished with easy chairs and sunbeds.

Our apartment is perfectly-located for all the essential ingredients of a beach holiday. Everything is within a 15-minute walk on flat terrain, and it's close to Murcia airport, so a car is not needed. Within a 5-minute walk are Lidl and Mercadona supermarkets and a pedestrianised parade of cafes, restaurants, bars and local shops.

Puerto Marina is the most recently-built, secure gated community in Los Alcazares. It is beautifully maintained and pushchair/wheelchair-accessible throughout. It has 3 swimming pools, each with adjacent shallow children's pool, and a high level of security - key access is required to enter through the community's perimeter gates, as well as to each block of apartments.

Within a 10-15 minute walk, at the end of the parade, is an amazing stretch of beach with fine golden sand and the shallow, calm sea water of the Mar Menor lagoon. This is reputed to be up to 5C warmer than the Mediterranean Sea. It is safe for toddlers and its shallow depth means it is home to a wide range of water sports in the summer months. The beach stretches for miles and is flanked by a 4-mile long beachfront promenade which is a year-round home to cyclists, runners, strollers and dog walkers. There are small beach bars/cafes and children's playgrounds at regular intervals.

More Details

Owner
Steve
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Steve

We are a couple with three young children, living in Yorkshire, England. For many years we have rented private apartments for our holidays, booked from Owners Direct. We finally decided we'd like to buy our own place, furnish it beautifully, and rent it out for others to enjoy. We viewed over 20 properties and this was our favourite by some distance.

Steve purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Steve chose Cartagena & Mar Menor

We viewed properties up and down the Costa Calida and southern Costa Blanca and found Los Alcazares was the location that had everything we were looking for within walking distance, and close to the airport. We believe Puerto Marina is the best secure community in the town.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the child-friendliness of the complex, pools and local area, as well as the proximity of the beach, the long beachfront promenade, and the great choice of local cafes, bars and restaurants.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Los Alcázares in Campo de Cartagena

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with recently-fitted shower enclosure (no bath)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms plus sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: Master double-bedroom with ceiling fan Second bedroom with twin beds that can combine to form a second double bed, and ceiling fan Travel cot provided free
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Our apartment was bought in March 2015 and refurbished early April 2015. No smoking inside the apartment but allowable in outside areas. No pets. ***More information, photos and video tour on our website (calidacasa.com). The apartment was extensively refurbished in April 2015*** Like our Facebook page Calida Casa for information and offers. Outside: There are three communal pools in the complex, each with shallow children's pool. There is a south-facing terrace off the living room. The private rooftop solarium is furnished with chairs, table, sunbeds and parasol. Utility Room: Washing machine provided in additional utility room off the rooftop solarium. Also stored in here are 2 portable sunbeds (to take to the pool) and children's pushchair Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, bath and hand towels (but not beach towels) are included. The apartment will have been cleaned upon arrival (included within stated prices). Additional cleans available upon request (supplement payable). Other: Allocated parking space in secure underground car park

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Gorgeous 2-bed penthouse apartment with sea views, FREE Wi-Fi and English TV
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Cheshire
5

Lovely apartment,well equipped and clean with great views.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 10 nights and had a great time. All amenities close by, shops, restaurants etc. 15 min. stroll to a wonderful clean beach with plenty of cafes and bars. Bus down to Cartagena costs under €3 each way and runs quite often. Sea is always calm in Mal Menor which is great for children.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Beautiful, clean, well equipped and great location

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely stay, great location, clean, tidy, well equipped and owners really helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review Amy, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

fantastic apartment.equipped to a very high standard

  • 5 of 5

just back from Steve's apt.stayed on this complex before but this is by far the best we have stayed in,very well equipped,in a great situation and met by his resort property manager.who was very helpful and professional.highly reccomended

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul, glad you enjoyed your stay, and good to know our apartment compares well with others in the area.
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5

excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a excellent apartment we are currently here for a 3 month winter stay and can't fault the apartment or Steve the owner he is so helpful. We have had sunshine from morning till dusk due to the location of the apartment, clean complex and everything on your doorstep. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind review. We're glad you are enjoying your stay and hope the weather stays kind to you for the rest of the winter. Steve
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4

Good Holiday Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 4 weeks, the apartment had everything you would need to self cater. The complex was beautifully maintained and very safe. The location was great with shops and restaurants within a few minutes. Certainly recommend hiring cycles.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Steve, we love the location too
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5

Fabulous apartment with perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Murcia and it will certainly not be our last. This apartment is in a fantastic location, 5 minutes walk from 3 supermarkets, practically across 2 roads to the main strip which is full of restaurants and bars. And the bonus, less than 10 minutes from the beach and that's walking with 5 year olds. The apartment itself has all the amenities you would need including air con. It's spotlessly clean and has beautiful views from the balcony if you are looking for a quiet night in sitting with a glass of wine or two. The complex pools are beautiful and the kids had hours of fun. Steve, the apartment owner was really helpful and provides plenty of advice on the area and booked us a taxi to and from the airport. 100% recommend this apartment and we will be booking for next year again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it Emma, and I was happy to help! Hope to see you back soon.
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Murcia
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Numerous on Av. Rio Nalon
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Los Alcazares (in summer)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Roda Golf
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Torre Pacheco
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A7 Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Numerous on Av. Rio Nalon
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Los Alcazares
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our apartment is ideal for cyclists, walkers, runners or triathletes looking for gentle year-round exercise or warm-weather training. We can recommend local cycle hire shops.

Coast/Beach:

Within a 10-15 minute walk is an amazing stretch of beach with fine golden sand and the shallow, calm sea water of the Mar Menor lagoon. This is reputed to be up to 5C warmer than the Mediterranean Sea. It is safe for toddlers and its shallow depth means it is home to a wide range of water sports in the summer months.

The beach stretches for miles and is flanked by a 4-mile long beachfront promenade. There are small beach bars/cafes and children's playgrounds at regular intervals.

Travel:

A 5-10 minute car/taxi journey from Murcia/San Javier airport or a 50-60 minute transfer from Alicante.

Everything is within a 15-minute walk on flat terrain so a car is not needed.

Distances:

Los Alcazares (walkable)

Zenia Boulevard shopping - 21 mins/26km

Cartagena - 24 mins/32km

Torrevieja - 27 mins/34km

Murcia - 35 mins/51km

(All times/distances from Google Maps)

Further Details:

The Murcia region has possibly the best climate in Spain, with monthly average temperatures of over 20C from April to November, and rain on only 40 days per year on average.

Within a 5-minute walk are supermarkets and a pedestrianised parade of cafes, restaurants, bars and local shops. The restaurant selection is high quality but well-priced and includes Chinese, Indian, Italian, Bistro-style, Mexican, American, traditional Spanish and English foods (there is one fish and chip shop and a pasty shop)! There is a wide choice for vegetarians. The Spanish tapas are wonderful.

Nearby:

Golf - wide selection of high-quality courses nearby including Roda, Mar Menor and La Serena golf resorts in Los Alcazares itself. The Golf 525 shop, a 5-minute walk from our apartment, will book tee times at 21 local courses

Golf Delux – the “biggest artificial grass adventure golf course in continental Europe”!

Kitesurfing - surf schools along the beach in Los Alcazares through the summer months

Cycling - there are a number of nearby cycle hire shops, whether you want to take a leisurely ride along the beachfront promenade or get some warm weather training in. Tour de France cyclist Alejandro Valverde is from the area and has been known to lead off an occasional ride!

Boat trips to La Manga - day trips are available from Los Alcazares in high season, and from San Javier/Santiago de la Ribera (around 10 mins away by car) at other times

A wide range of other beaches up and down the Costa Calida and southern Costa Blanca

The beautiful cities of Cartagena (20 mins away) or Murcia (40 mins)

Decent range of shops and a ten-screen cinema at the Dos Mares shopping centre (10 mins)

Large, new shopping at Zenia Boulevard, a favourite for cheap prices for fans of Spanish fashion shops Zara and Mango (30 mins)

Go Karts Mar Menor (10 mins, next to Murcia airport)

Terra Natura wildlife and water park (40 mins)

Aquapolis water park in Torrevieja (40 mins)

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Los Alcázares, Murcia - Costa Calida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Winter 2017/18
4 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£250
for 7 nights
£250
£495
 
 
Spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Early Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
£600
 
 
Winter 2018/19
3 Nov 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
All bookings require a deposit of £100/€125 to secure the booking. This will not normally be refundable. Balance of booking fees is due six weeks before arrival date. Additionally required at this time is a £150/€175 security deposit which will be refunded in full after departure unless required to fund damages, lost keys or excess cleaning.

There is a small supplement of £6/€8 on parties of five to cover the additional laundry costs we incur.

Changeover Day:
Flexible

Winter season long-term stays (at least one month) prices negotiable. Stays of less than one week will be considered upon request.

Prices quoted above include cleaning, bath and hand towels, use of internet and a safe and, where required, high chair and travel cot.

Air conditioning is on a meter (€10 per week provided free). We have installed the meter reluctantly due to the high costs of running air conditioning and is only a contribution to the actual electricity costs. We have installed ceiling fans to reduce A/C need.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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